Friday, 10 January 2014

H7N9 cases by Province and Municipality of origin...

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H7N9 cases (surviving and fatal) by Province or
Municipality of acquisition.
This chart highlights where the human case activity was in 2013 and where it is right now.

It's based, as best I can determine, on where the person is likely to have acquired the virus rather than which hospital they were treated in or the location of the detecting laboratory.

The line to keep a very close eye on is that little tan one representing Guangdong province; it pops up in early December 2013. 

Hong Kong cases have also come from Guangdong province. 

This thin tan lane is showing all the early signs of being the next Shanghai, Zhejiang or Jiangsu as a hotspot for H7N9 cases.

Controlling the virus may well be essential for limiting H7N9's chances of getting more "comfortable" among humans in 2014. Or is it just a matter of time and chance before that happens anyway?